Planning ahead for the important things in life
We all know the importance of planning ahead for those big, life changing decisions. Like buying a new house, planning a wedding, preparing for your next vacation, yet often times we don’t spend very much time at all, planning for one of life’s biggest journeys – parenthood, and more specifically – getting pregnant. This is called preconception care.
Have you ever considered that most folks spend more time planning their wedding than they do planning to conceive?
Research confirms that the growth cycle of both sperm and eggs is approximately 90 days. So that means, if getting pregnant is something you are wanting or planning for in the near future, taking steps at least 3 months in advance to make sure you and your partner are healthy, is super important.
What is preconception care?
Preconception care is defined as:
a set of interventions that aim to identify and modify medical, behavioral, and social risks to a woman’s health or pregnancy outcome through prevention and management.
These 3 months prior to conception are considered Trimester Zero. An integral part of the pregnancy journey.
What you should be doing to prepare for pregnancy
Some things to include during trimester zero:
- A good prenatal supplement
- Family doctor or Naturopathic Doctor check up with lab/blood work
- Regular acupuncture treatments
- Limiting stress or incorporating mindfulness technique like meditation or gentle walks in nature
When you received regular acupuncture treatments in preparation for conception, some of the benefits include:
- More relaxed
- Stress management
- Increased blood flow to the reproductive organs
- Balanced hormones
- Improved egg quality
Many things impact our health and ability to conceive
When I work with patients who are trying to get pregnant there are many important factors that come into play. Having support from your health care team is one of those integral factors.
We know how influential the external environment and lifestyle can be for your overall health, and the health of your eggs and unborn children. Your genetic material is influenced by these factors so taking pro active steps for you and future baby is essential!
Schedule your consult for preconception care by calling 1 778 400 6360.